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    Constant Bitrate onepuff's Avatar
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    I have been using the wiimote in the car for a month or so. Really great for most of the input needed in the car. I use it at home on my 42" plasma and the car. Works great for both. I have the mini mounted in the trunk so the bluetooth is a great feature. I broke the glass for my touchscreen, so the wiimote has been my main source for input. There is a new update for remote buddy with a bunch of great new features too.

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    the g35 housing is expensive!!! I bought it anyways and it costed me about 1/3 of my total carputer price.it turned out well. I'm still working on getting pics up on my post. I'll get them up by tonight and you can check them out.

    Now that I look back at it I could have ghetto rigged the screen to look like a factory install. I could of saved alot of cheese, ohh well i cant live in the past.

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    If you've got any questions, let me know; I've redone my G35 install about 3 times now. Also, I would really recommend not going the inverter route. It WILL introduce noise into your system, along with some extra heat.

    Anyways, good luck!

    Dave
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    onepuff: Thanks! Based on your recommendation I picked up an extra Wiimote exclusively for in-car use.

    villybhakta: The Mp3Car housing is a total ripoff in my opinion, especially after I saw the animation of how you have to pull it up each time, i think even a ghetto lego setup would look better.

    Caelric: Thanks! Ive read through your thread a few times, and I'm sure I will have tons of questions once I pull my dash open. Want to come to LA and help?

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    No sweat, I'll do my best to answer your questions, although the 2003-2004 dash is different than my 2005.

    As for the housing, you'd be suprised; it looks really nice, opened, and is completely stealth closed. I never close it, though, only when I park my G in a bad area. Most of the time it stays open. Anyways, it's all a matter of personal taste.

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    I'd have to agree, it looks very nice once in place. and its cool that i can put it back inside when not in use. However, I still thinks its overpriced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by villybhakta View Post

    Now that I look back at it I could have ghetto rigged the screen to look like a factory install. I could of saved alot of cheese, ohh well i cant live in the past.
    What type of rig are you talking about because I am there right now trying to figure out a way to put a screen in without feeling cheated on the price of the xenarc housing.

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    So I finally made some more progress:

    Settled on the Intel MacMini, installed tons of Apps and stuff over the long weekend. I'll make a list of everything with links when I have a chance. Besides all the mac stuff I installed Parallels with an XP image and an unbuntu image, got iGuidance up and running with my GPS, and all the drivers for all the USB junk I'm using. So far it's looking really good and I have to say I am excited!

    All thats left is to decide (and buy) the following:

    Carnetix P1900 vs P2140

    USA-Spec PA11–NIS vs Pac Audio AAI-NIS2

    XENARC 700IDT vs Lilliput GL701-NP/C/T


    This is exactly what I want to do screen-wise, except with one of the above mentioned screens instead of the Pioneer AVIC:
    http://g35driver.com/forums/showpost...4&postcount=13


    Advice? Suggestions? Comments?

    -KRS Juan-

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    I hope you realize I'll be following your progress and parroting almost everything you do from this day forward. Awesome plan and OMG at the goodies you have lying around.

    As a Mac guy, I know how you feel. As a Mac tech, I have all sorts of questions I could ask you, but I'll only ask one. How does the Mini stand up to vibration? My car is...well, it's like riding a giant angry blue wasp (which I quite enjoy), but it's not the smoothest ride in the world. Wondered if I should take any precautions with the Mini.

    Again, I :bow: to your developing setup. Awesome stuff.

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    just now starting my own mini mac project, i'm deffinatly checking back here!

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